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A study in mice suggests that our brains tell us when to start and stop drinking long before our bodies are fully hydrated. Guido Mieth/Getty Images hide caption

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Still Thirsty? It's Up To Your Brain, Not Your Body

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Leena Khandwala, 44, at her family home in Karachi, Pakistan. After members of her religious community in the U.S. and Australia were arrested for performing female genital mutilation, she decided to go public about her childhood experience of being cut. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Maxine Stanich celebrated her 90th birthday with friends and family in 2010, more than two years after her implanted defibrillator was deactivated by Dr. Rita Redberg to comply with Stanich's "do not resuscitate" directive. Courtesy of Susan Giaquinto/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Long-Term Effects Of Psychotropic Drugs Are 'Cloaked In Mystery'

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For Rogers, farming is a calling and a way of life. He says continuing financial pressure is threatening the survival of dairy farmers and the landscape of New England. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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As Milk Prices Decline, Worries About Dairy Farmer Suicides Rise

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Confused about whether your health plan is ACA-compliant? To be sure you're using your state's official marketplace, start with HealthCare.gov, and click on "see if I can change." Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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A man bends with a beautiful hip hinge in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. Courtesy of Jean Couch hide caption

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Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

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It's easy to mistake adolescent depression for something else, child psychiatrists say; the signs can include misbehavior, eating problems or sleep trouble. Johner Bildbyra/Getty Images hide caption

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Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For Teens

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The Call-In: All About The Flu

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Amira Adawe has a radio show, Beauty-Wellness Talk, which is a platform where the Somali community can talk openly about skin lightening without fear of being outed or stigmatized. Nancy Rosenbaum for NPR hide caption

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'You Have Dark Skin And You Are Beautiful': The Long Fight Against Skin Bleaching

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When wildfire smoke choked their community last summer, Amy Cilimburg (left), the director of Climate Smart Missoula, helped Joy and Don Dunagan, of Seeley Lake, Mont., get a HEPA air filter through a partnership with the Missoula City-County Health Department. Nora Saks / Montana Public Radio hide caption

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When Wildfire Smoke Invades, Who Should Pay To Clean Indoor Air?

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The USDA has been providing food aid in the form of canned, shelf-stable nonperishables to Native Americans for decades. Shana Novak/Getty Images hide caption

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How Might Trump's Food Box Plan Affect Health? Native Americans Know All Too Well

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